Agios Nikolaos

Still a sleepy Greek fishing village even though the Peloponnese has become a magnet for tourists

Tsunami Risks

After Tofino, we decided to explore further afield, going along the coast to Ucluelet and trying out the different micro-climates along the way. Down the coast, the beaches are awe-inspiring. The...

Nuu-chah-nulth trail

We went on to the Nuu-chah-nulth trail further down the coast towards Ucluelet. The visitor centre resembles one of their long houses and had a good selection of audio-visual exhibits, so you can...

Long Beach

We went to Long Beach just beyond Incinerator Rock and breathed in the sea air. Long Beach is part of the Pacific Rim National Park, and spans 16 km, running all along the west coast of the island....

Tofino

Tofino has a laid-back, slightly hippie feel to it and looking at the sea and the mountains made me feel it was not quite real, the beauty was just so intense. We had a beer at the Tough City...

Beaches

This page gathers posts about beaches that I’ve loved, from those along the southern coast of the UK, near my home town of Lewes, to those that I’ve visited along the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and of course the Mediterranean. 

Agios Nikolaos

Still a sleepy Greek fishing village even though the Peloponnese has become a magnet for tourists

Tsunami Risks

After Tofino, we decided to explore further afield, going along the coast to Ucluelet and trying out the different micro-climates along the way. Down the coast, the beaches are awe-inspiring. The surfing waves roll in from hundreds if not thousands of miles away in...

Nuu-chah-nulth trail

We went on to the Nuu-chah-nulth trail further down the coast towards Ucluelet. The visitor centre resembles one of their long houses and had a good selection of audio-visual exhibits, so you can hear them speaking the Nuu-chah-nulth language which sounds amazing. It...

Long Beach

We went to Long Beach just beyond Incinerator Rock and breathed in the sea air. Long Beach is part of the Pacific Rim National Park, and spans 16 km, running all along the west coast of the island. The most striking thing about the beach is the smooth trunks that are...

Tofino

Tofino has a laid-back, slightly hippie feel to it and looking at the sea and the mountains made me feel it was not quite real, the beauty was just so intense. We had a beer at the Tough City Japanese restaurant which has a balcony on the lake, and watched the...

Chesterman Beach

What a wonderful joy, to go down to the beach and drink a bottle of wine under the heavens after a barbecue in the yard. Chesterman Beach is a popular spot for surfing, with the waves rolling in from across the Pacific. Even in May, there were many dedicated surfers...

Polychnitou Hot Spring

The beach at Polychnitou is long, and at times very peaceful, the water clear and unruffled by wind. I went off to the hot spring which lies southeast of the town of Polychnitou in 2002. It cost 500 drachmas to get in, and the German lady who ran the place said it was...